It will be Queensland who hosts South Australia at the Allan Border Field after registering a four-wicket win versus New South Wales while chasing a target of 306.
New South Wales will be contesting in their first game this season and would want to start off with a win.
Date- Tuesday, September 24
Time- 5:00 AM (IST)
Venue- Allan Border Field
South Australia vs Queensland (Squads)
South Australia- Jake Lehmann (c), Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Tom Cooper, Callum Ferguson, Joe Mennie, Harry Nielsen, Lloyd Pope, Luke Robins, Alex Ross, Kane Richardson, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Adam Zampa
Queensland- Jimmy Peirson (c), Xavier Bartlett Joe Burns, Max Bryant, Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Charlie Hemphrey, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Matt Renshaw, Billy Stanlake, Mark Steketee, Jack Wildermuth
Queensland Team News:
Since Usman Khawaja is being given a rest post the Ashes, Sam Heazlett took the onus of scoring the runs while opening the innings.
Heazlett scored a quickfire 70 of 57 deliveries with nine boundaries and two sixes, while Marnus Labuschagne continued his good run with the bat and piled on 67 runs of 64 balls.
Joe Burns’ 54 and Jack Wildermuth’s 51 in the middle order ensured Queensland to chase down a challenging total of 305 set by New South Wales.
Xavier Bartlett was quite expensive the other day while giving away 69 runs in his ten over spell, and also claiming a wicket in the process.
Just like Usman Khawaja, South Australia’s skipper, Travis Head will be given a rest for the first two matches of the campaign.
However, with quality players such as Alex Carey, Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson, South Australia can pose a serious threat to Queensland.
Jake Lehmann will be captaining the side in the absence of Travis Head, while young wrist-spinner Lloyd Pope is also being expected to make his debut versus South Australia.
South Australia vs Queensland | Probable 11:
Queensland – Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, and Billy Stanlake
South Australia – Callum Ferguson, Kane Richardson, Tom Cooper, Joe Mennie, Adam Zampa, Alex Ross, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Valente, Jake Lehmann (c), Jake Weatherald, and Lloyd Pope
Sam Heazlett’s blazing innings of 70 against New South Wales will definitely make him one of the top picks to perform versus South Australia.
Marnus Labuschagne’s 67 of 64 in the last game only ensured his consistency even more after returning from a memorable Ashes series where he scored 353 runs in four Tests.
For South Australia, the wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey can be the danger man. Carey scored 375 runs during the ICC World Cup 2019 with a staggering average of 62.50
Wrist spinner, Adam Zampa can be one of the go-to-guys for South Australia in terms of taking wickets. Zampa has taken 65 wickets in 48 ODIs while playing for the national team.
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